A doctor examines a melanoma on a woman’s torso. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Photo: B. Boissonnet/BSIP

Scientists find protein that controls skin cancer’s spread to other organs, suggesting new treatment possibility

Melanomas secrete the protein before attacking a new area of the body, Spanish researchers discover, and inhibiting its secretion in tumours in mice stops the cancer’s spread

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A doctor examines a melanoma on a woman’s torso. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Photo: B. Boissonnet/BSIP
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